An officer was shot and taken to hospital when a shooting broke out near the South Los Angeles Police Station

An investigation is underway after a police officer was shot near a police station in Los Angeles’s South Central Historic District Thursday morning.

The shooting was reported shortly after 5 a.m. near the East 34 . intersectionNS Street and South Central Avenue, Los Angeles Police Officer Liseth Lomelli said.

Lumele said the officer was conscious and breathing while being taken to a local hospital after the shooting.

Police set up a large perimeter around the area while searching for the gunman.

Lumele said the suspected perpetrator was arrested.

Check back for updates on this evolving story.

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